French boffins Arturia are giving away their new Efx Refract stereo multi-effects plugin for free until January 4, 2024.
The plugin was released today, and you can pick it up via the product page linked at the bottom of this article or the Arturia Software Center app. You’ll need to sign up for a free Arturia user account to install and activate the plugin.
After January 4, Efx Refract will be priced at its RRP of $99 / €99.
The product page has not gone live yet, so the full specs are unavailable at the time of writing.
However, as Arturia makes their other plugins available for Windows and Mac, we can assume Efx Refract will offer the same compatibility.
Efx Refract combines unison-based processing with a range of modulation options and secondary effects.
Arturia designed the plugin with versatility in mind. They state it will “Effortlessly enrich, texturize and transform any sound, from experimental distortions to detuned harmonics.”
The Efx Refract has a super unisoned architecture, and Arturia says it “delivers instantaneous size and character to your sound. Whether marking key moments or making sweeping transformations – bring any track to life with flare and multi-effect dispersion.”
The plugin can boost refractions and modify the sound further with the powerful Mode FX.
The Efx Refract can create a wide sound with multiple voices, which is useful for building tension or emphasizing key moments in a piece.
The super unison architecture can duplicate a signal into up to eight stereo voices, and this method is at the core of the design.
The animated interface lets you choose your desired combination of voices, filters, LFO, and Mode FX and see a visual representation of the soundscape.
Arturia has provided several presets to let you hit the ground running, which cover “unique combinations of sonic dispersion and Mode FX, from Delay and Distortion to Texture and Transition.”
At present, we can see that the plugin features the following parameters: In, Out, HP Input, LP Output, Mix, A/B, and an LFO with Wave, Rate, and Sync.
There is also Refraction with Amount, Voices, and Refraction Mod, as well as Bandpass with Cutoff, Resonance, and Cutoff Mod.
Arturia Efx Refract is available in VST, AAX, and Audio Unit plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
Download: Efx Refract (FREE until January 4th)